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Paul Sherman
BA (York University), Dip. Child Studies (University of Toronto), PhD (Lancaster University)
Chair Community Social Services

416.798.1331 ext. 6348

Dr. Paul Sherman has been the Program Head of Family & Community Social Services at the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) since 2010. Prior to 2015, he also served as Program Head of Early Childhood Studies at the university. Dr. Sherman is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph and Director of the Soka Education Research Centre on Global Citizenship (SERC-GC) at UofGH. In 2019 he was invited to join the Board of Directors of the Soka Gakkai International Association of Canada. Prior to joining UofGH, Dr. Sherman worked as a clinician and senior administrator in diverse community mental health settings for over 30 years. His doctoral research examined global citizenship education in higher education, with a particular emphasis on the cultivation of global citizenship identity and engagement. He continues to teach and conduct research in this area and has published scholarly articles in journals such as Social Work Education; Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education; Citizenship, Teaching and Learning; and Evaluation and Program Planning. Dr. Sherman was awarded research grants from Lancaster University in 2016 and 2017, a UofGH research grant in 2017, and a multi-year funding grant in 2017 from the Makiguchi Foundation for Education to establish and develop a research centre on Soka education at UofGH.

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